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March 11, 2013

D.D. Wolohan, Communications and Member Services Program Manager, (505) 797-6039

dwolohan@nmbar.org

 

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors In Gallup and Grants Area

 

Albuquerque, N.M. — The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program is offering two free legal workshops “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens in the Grants and Gallup area. All seniors, family members, and others who work with seniors are invited to attend. Topics include powers of attorney, advance health-care directives, estate planning, and Medicaid for long term care.

 

The workshops last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and allow time for questions. After the workshops, LREP staff attorneys will meet privately for free 30-minute consultations with New Mexicans 55 or older who scheduled appointments in advance. To make an appointment, call the senior center. Call the LREP Helpline, 1-800-876-6657 for more information.

 

Gallup Workshop:

10 to 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19

Ford Canyon Senior Center, 908 Buena Vista

505-863-6884

Attorney consultations from 1 to 4:30 p.m. (The last appointment is at 4 p.m.)

Grants Workshop:

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 20

Cibola Senior Citizens Center, 550 Jurassic Court

505-285-3922

Attorney consultations from 1 to 4 p.m. (The last appointment is at 3:30 p.m.)

 

All senior citizens who live in the area are encouraged to attend, even if they have previously participated.

 

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 9,000 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.